The ability to read, write and understand coding has never been more important than it is today. The ability to code has changed and has been changing the way we live, the life of all of us, older people included. Nevertheless, coding remains intimidating and inaccessible for many. Why? Would you have participated in a meeting of technical and technological nature, or simply, would you have overheard your grown up children talking about coding? You utterly did not understand a word or a concept. Or you might have heard your family members, seated at the dinner table, discussing about HTML, Java Script, servers ? To your ears their talk was totally enigmatic and you decided that you would not even try to understand this, though universal language, that coding was for programmers, not for you! Do you know, however, that learning coding is like learning a new language? At first you do not understand, but later, well, you know the story…
In different EU countries the so called Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) differs, but in all EU countries particularly older people lack digital skills and competencies.
In the Silver Code Project you will learn:
• What is coding?
• How to get an insight into other languages like Rubby and Python?
• How to build an application (programme) using the newly acquired knowledge?
• Making the concepts of coding understandable for older students
• Helping older students to overcome the psychological barriers
• Training older students to start simple coding
• Making older students enthusiastic about deepening their overall computer skills.
Duration of the project: from October 2016 until September 2018.
Activities / Methods / Results
• On line training and face-to face training
• Autonomous work
• Creating a handbook for coding for older students